What's up DC Nation? This week we're on our way to the first ever C2E2 show in Chicago and our levels of anticipation are running very high. Not only is this a new show but we have a certifiably awesome list of talent making an appearance as well. Take a look: Franco Aureliani, Mark Bagley, Art Baltazar, Ivan Brandon, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, David Finch, Patrick Gleason, Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert, Paul Levitz, Doug Mahnke, Mike Norton, Jimmy Palmiotti, James Robinson, Stephane Roux, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Peter Tomasi, Bill Willingham and many more!
Artist Guillem March steps in to give writer/artist Tony Daniel a breather as the title rolls toward BATMAN #700. And as the landmark nears, Dick Grayson's life as Batman begins to heat up. With Black Mask out of the way, the Falcone crime family attempts to fill that void with little regard for the safety of Gotham's citizens. And what's up with the Riddler? Find out in BATMAN #698, which hits 4/14. [gallery link="file"]
With BATMAN writer/artist Tony Daniel taking a brief break to gear up for the major fireworks hitting the Dark Knight in the pages of BATMAN #700, it was a no-brainer to call up GOTHAM CITY SIRENS artist Guillem March for a two-issue Gotham romp, focusing on the fallout of the big Black Mask reveal. Batman Group Editor Mike Marts was kind enough to email me a few pages of Guillem’s lovely work after I whined a bit, and it was well worth it. Check ‘em out below. [gallery link="file"]
Tony Daniel knows. In a little under a week, so will you. The true identity of Gotham City's new crimelord is finally revealed in BATMAN #697 and that identity will surprise everybody – especially Batman. And after the final showdown between Black Mask and The Dark Knight, will things ever be the same for Kittyhawk and the Reaper? BATMAN #697 hits 3/17. [gallery link="file"]
Writer/artist Tony Daniel continues to pit Batman against the Black Mask in his latest BATMAN issue. While trapped in the crime lord's headquarters, The Dark Knight must find a way to escape before all of Gotham City falls prey to the Mask's lethal toxins. Guest-starring Catwoman, Penguin, Robin and the Reaper, BATMAN #696 hits 2/17. [gallery link="file"]
Writer/artist Tony Daniel presents the unthinkable, as Batman teams with his arch-foe the Penguin to track down the Black Mask. Wise move? We'll see. BATMAN #695 hits 1/13. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
We're in a giving mood here at The Source today. Since Batman Group Editor Michael Marts was kind enough to shoot over a look at some of the upcoming March Batman covers, we didn't want to make you guys wait until the solicited covers hit on Monday afternoon. So, here for your mid-week enjoyment are the covers to March's issues of BATMAN, RED ROBIN and AZRAEL. [gallery link="file"]
There's a ton of good stuff coming out of the Bat-office lately, so checking my inbox each morning is like getting a bit of Christmas early. The spread below, from BATMAN #694 by writer/artist Tony Daniel, is one such example. Thanks to Batman Group Editor Michael Marts and his able assistant Janelle Siegel for sharing the goodness.